Yemen: Saada Tribal Fighters Down Fighter Jet, Seize New Posts in Saudi’s Jizan

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Yemeni tribal fighters downed a warplane belonging to the Saudi-led coalition, as they seized control of two new Saudi posts in the province of Jizan.

The anti-aircraft guns of the tribes downed a hostile fighter jet in Saada’s Wadi Noshour area, sources told al-Manar.

Saada Tribal Fighters Down Fighter Jet, Seize New Posts in Saudi’s Jizan

For its part, al-Massirah TV also reported the event, broadcasting images of tribesmen celebrating around the wreckage of a plane.

The television said it was an F-16 fighter jet while the footage showed a Moroccan flag on a broken rudder lying on a rocky patch.

Morocco said contact was lost with the fighter and its pilot at 6 pm (1500 GMT) on Sunday, the official MAP news agency reported, citing an armed forces statement.

“A second plane which was flying in formation was not able to see whether the pilot ejected,” it added.

Meanwhile, the tribal fighters took control of two Saudi posts in the province…

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